FC: Immigration Project
1: Entry #8 Arrival | Today is May 10th,1898, and we are finally arriving at Ellis Island. Oh how exciting! I have been waiting for this day since we left Scotland. I can still remember the day we left Scotland. My brothers and sisters had know idea what was going on, all they knew was we are going to America. I kinda liked that idea. America, a whole new place full off opportunity. There it is! The statue of Liberty, I can actually see it! We can finally get of this darn boat and walk on land, free land. Look at all those buildings, we will have tons of space! Well mom says we are about to get off. ~Amy Forbes
3: This was my favorite place back home! This castle belonged to my great great grandparents. I would go there for my walks and just walk around the castle. It had so many rooms and hallways I could not get enough. Oh and the view was breathtaking! I still miss it sometimes. | This is another view of home, I used to play in this creek.
5: This is my detention card. I hated this part, when we entered America we had to be vaccinated! Which meant that we had to get shots, I hate shots! But if I did not get them I could not enter America.
6: This is what our streets look like, and it smells so bad. Some days I was back home and I could smell the fresh clean air.
7: Most homes, including ours looked something like this, crowed and stinky.
8: Entry # 9 America ~ June 10th, 1989 Well we are here, I cannot believe it! But its not quite what I expected, I though America would be cleaner, roomier, and the people would be nicer. But thats not the case. People are mean to us, the streets are dirty, and it is very crowded. But non the less I still fell this overwhelming sense of freedom, and possibilities. I will be 16 soon and my mom says that I should get a job to help support the family! My younger siblings may have to work too which is kinda sad. They are so very young. Our house is so crowded, we have on sleeping room for 5 people, and another room for the kitchen,dinning room, and living room. Oh well, I am still glad to be in America it is so very interesting. ~Amy Forbes
9: Like I said, our home is very crowded and sometimes kinda stinky. But we get along with what we have, just like we always have!